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  • SEC Rules!

    Check out the NCAA Predictions that are TFNs home page here for men.

    Only 5 point separating the first four teams, just 10 for the first 6. And all are from the best conference in the nation, the SEC!

  • #2
    Re: SEC Rules!

    And which conference picked to go 1-2 for the women? That would also be the SEC.

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    • #3
      Yeah, but...

      who cares about the women? ;-)

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      • #4
        Re: Yeah, but...

        It's ridiculous how dominant the SEC is for men. Why can't more Big 12/Big 10/Pac 10, etc. schools complete with them? At least with the women, there's some infiltration of other conferences in the top 10.

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        • #5
          Re: Yeah, but...

          Probably because the other conferences have some sort of academic requirements for their athletes.

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          • #6
            Re: Yeah, but...

            oh man, that's so brutal ... how can you do them that way?

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            • #7
              Re: Yeah, but...

              If you were a top sprinter, where would you go if not in the SEC? Perhaps a Texas Big 12 school, but I wouldn't want to be somewhere cold.

              I can't believe California doesn't have better sprinters at the college level. Good weather and a huge talent pool.

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              • #8
                Re: Yeah, but...

                I've heard Pac-10 coaches complain that in general their conference's schools are tougher in the meeting-grades department. No idea if their bitching has any validity though.

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                • #9
                  Re: Yeah, but...

                  That's right. There are a lot of Rhodes Scholars on that Baylor 4x4 team, for example.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Yeah, but...

                    I think the biggest detterrent to the California PAC-10 schools is budgetary. CAL and UCLA both are part of the huge budget crunch going on in the system there. Non-revenue sports are definitely hit. TV money is huge for basketball and football, but the crowds and, in the case of UCLA, the absense of an on-campus football stadium must hurt (this is true for USC as well). UA and ASU have had flashes of sprinting genius, as has USC, who is a contender nationally on both the men's and women's side this year, albeit without as deep a team as many SEC programs.

                    Stanford is obviously doing just fine going the distance route, and UO, Washington, and WSU must go the distance/field route for the most part due to weather and in-state talent pools.


                    If we really want to talk about an under-achieving conference (perceptually, anyway), let's discuss ACC men or Big 10.

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